The Veronicas return to the UK this March with their "Sanctified Tour":-
Wednesday 4th The Library – The Institute Birmingham
Friday 6th Garage Glasgow
Sunday 8th Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 10th Concorde 2 Brighton
Wednesday 11th Heaven London
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23rd January priced £14 regionally and £16 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
Twin sisters The Veronicas release their eagerly awaited self-titled third album on 16th March, through RCA, preceded by the single ‘If You Love Someone’, released 1st March. This follows last year’s single ‘You Ruin Me’ which hit #8 in the UK charts in November.
The Veronicas, and single ‘If You Love Someone’, have both gone gold in the twin sisters’ native Australia, while ‘You Ruin Me’ has hit triple platinum status.
You heard it right, Hertfordshire's most fabled Electro Post-Hardcore sons have slotted in at #3 on the UK album charts, marking a fourth album to debut in the top 5 and this time it's even more personal.
What with Fall Out Boy and Mark Ronson doing extremely well in the charts with new releases, and the acknowledgement that this feat is another triumph in the continuing mission to slip pigeonhole-avoiding, socially-conscious music into the mainstream, things can only stay on course from hereon in.
We say it's personal, well just look at some of the track names: "Anaesthetist" and "Never Let Go of the Microscope" pointing towards the NHS and the obvious "The Bank of England"; is Enter Shikari possibly Post-Hardcore's answer to The Clash or more aptly the Sex Pistols in terms of attitude?
Whatever attitude the St.Albans crew want to exhibit, it will only shift a gear on tour. But before that Enter Shikari will be embarking on a brace of Instore Signings this week :
12pm – HMV Southampton
5:00pm – HMV Brighton Churchill
12pm – HMV Birmingham Bullring
5:30pm – HMV Manchester
5:30pm – Rise Records, Bristol
And their Europe / UK tour commences in Paris on 2nd February and ends with two SOLD OUT shows at London’s 3000-capacity Camden Roundhouse at the end of the month.
Full dates can be found at: http://www.entershikari.com/shows
Royal Thunder, the female-fronted Hard Rock quartet whose debut album, "CVI", earned praise from Rolling Stone, NPR, Revolver and saw singer Mlny Parsonz land on the cover of Decibel Magazine, release their follow-up full-length, "Crooked Doors", on 7th April via Relapse Records.
The band admit it's taken time and thank everyone for bearing with them, hoping that fans "are fond of it" and are "looking forward to revisiting places".
"Crooked Doors" was recorded throughout 2014, with the main recording taking place at the Aria Recording Studio in Marietta, GA with producer Joey Jones.
Updates to follow.
H.E.A.T is one of those bands that you need to see live. Armed with a reputation of a brilliant live performances, the Swedish rock sensation H.E.A.T. is always able to deliver truly energetic and passionate shows. “Live In London” is the band’s first ever live release and this truly captures the band at their best.
Mainly recorded at The Garage in London on May 16th, 2014 during their first ever European headline tour, “Live In London” is going to be released on February 18th, 2015 via Gain Music.
Mixed by Grammy award winning producer Tobias Lindell, the live album includes 15 powerful hymns. Front man Erik Grönwall knows how to seduce the audience with his powerful crisp clear voice and his boundless, hyperactive stage persona which makes the audience go crazy.
The band – Eric Rivers (guitar), Jona Tee (keyboards), Jimmy Jay (bass) and Crash (drums) – joins in with a sheer force of energy and they fully indulge themselves into the music. The performance includes all the band’s classics, from the melodious “1000 Miles” to the catchy “It’s All About Tonight” and “Breaking The Silence” as well as their most recent smashes “A Shot At Redempetion” and “Mannequin Show” – to all of which the audience passionately sings along. H.E.A.T will definitely restore your faith in rock music.
The first live video clip for “Tearing Down The Walls” includes images from their most recent tour in May 2014 and gives you an idea of H.E.A.T’s live force, view it here.
H.E.A.T will surely put their reputation to the test on their upcoming autumn dates:
26.11.14 Munich – Backstage Club (GER)
27.11.14 Innsbruck – Coffee Bar (AT)
28.11.14 Romagnano Sesia – Rock ‘n’ Roll Arena (ITA)
29.11.14 Pinarella di Cervia – Rock Planet (ITA)
30.11.14 Trieste – Teatro Miela (ITA)
02.12.14 Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame (CH)
04.12.14 Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 (ES)
05.12.14 Madrid – Sala But (ES)
06.12.14 Bilbao – Santana 27 (ES)
08.12.14 Hasselt – MOD (BE)
09.12.14 Paris – La Fleche D’or (FR)
10.12.14 London – Islington Academy (GB)
12.12.14 Glasgow – ABC 2 (GB)
13.12.14 Leeds – The Key Club (GB)
14.12.14 Wolves – Slade Rooms (GB)
16.12.14 Zoetermeer – Boederij (NL)
17.12.14 Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal (GER)
18.12.14 Hamburg – Rock Café (GER)
19.12.14 Copenhagen - High Voltage (DK)
30.01.15 Örnsköldsvik - Brux (SWE)
31.01.15 Rättvik - Rättvik Bowling (SWE)
05.02.15 Stockholm - Göta Källare (SWE)
1. Point Of No Return
2. A Shot At Redemption
3. Better Off Alone
4. 1000 Miles
5. It's All About Tonight
7. The Wreckoning / Tearing Down The Walls
8. Mannequin Show
9. Late Night Lady
10. In And Out Of Trouble
12. Enemy In Me
14. Breaking The Silence
15. Living On The Run
The enchanting multi-cultural retro-rockers Blue Pills recently filmed the official music video for the band's current single 'No Hope Left For Me' with renowned director Patric Ullaeus (Within Temptation, Europe, Lacuna Coil). In anticipation of the release of the video, the band has now posted some stills from the clip online. For a teaser of what to expect, see the gallery below
The video will premiere on YouTube next week on Wednesday, November 5th.
The band are heading to UK shores in November with label mates The Vintage Caravan (Iceland)
Nov 10th – Bristol, Fleece
Nov 11th – Birmingham, Oobleck
Nov 12th – Manchester, Academy 3
Nov 14th – Milton Keynes, Crauford Arms
Nov 15th – Hard Rock Hell, Pwllheli
Nov 16th – Glasgow, Audio
Nov 18th – London, The Dome
Buy tickets here.